Are Fleas Attracted to Light? Heat?

What Are Fleas Attracted To

This is a tricky question and depends on what stage in their life cycle the flea is in. The short answer is: no, fleas are not attracted to light, but rather the shadows of potential prey against a light background; and yes, they are attracted to body heat. Fleas use … Read More

What Sounds do Rodents make? (Rats, Mice, Squirrels)

What Sounds Do Rodents Make?

Rats, mice, and squirrels vocalize more than you might think — you just can’t hear most of it. You’re more likely to hear them chewing, scratching or scurrying than your are to hear them squeaking.  An Overview of Rodents and their Sounds Unless you’ve seen a rodent or the evidence … Read More

What does it Mean if a Raccoon is Out During the Day?

What Does It Mean If A Raccoon Is Out During The Day?

While raccoons are nocturnal and usually more active at night, there are a few reasons they might venture out during the day. They might be searching for food, avoiding a predator, or caring for young. Being out during the day is not necessarily indicative of a sick raccoon.  Why would … Read More

Are Raccoons Dangerous? Should you Call an Exterminator?

Are Raccoons Dangerous? Should You Call An Exterminator?

Are raccoons dangerous? While raccoons have adapted to live close to humans, the problems they bring with them can put your health at risk. They’re  carriers of many diseases, including rabies, and they can be aggressive when cornered.  If a raccoon has made its way into your home, don’t hesitate … Read More

How To Get Rid of Rats – Complete Guide, Products & Tips

How To Get Rid of Rats

Rats — a common household pest. These scampering critters pose a number of threats to humans and pets alike. You know you have them, but you’re not sure what to do next. Should you use traps? Poison? You’ve got to do something because infestations can quickly get out of control … Read More

How to Identify Raccoon Nests, Tracks & Droppings (Pics)

Identifying Raccoons Nests Footprints Droppings

How do you spot a raccoon on your property? Finding nests, tracks, and droppings are usually tell-tale signs of raccoons on your property. The following tips can help you identify and deal with raccoons.  Raccoons: The Basics To identify a raccoon on your property, you should first know what they look … Read More

What do Raccoons Sound Like? Do I have Raccoons?

What Does A Raccoon Sound Like?

If you’re hearing indiscernible animal sounds at night, there’s a possibility that there are raccoons near your house or property. Since they are nocturnal creatures, raccoons are most active at night — as soon as the sun sets, they leave their dens in search of food.  However, since people can’t … Read More

Do Squirrels Bite? What are the Risks of Close Contact?

Do Squirrels Ever Attack People

While these little animals normally shy away from humans, certain circumstances can increase the risk of a bite. Close contact, like attempting to feed them, can cause a bite. And bites are not the only thing you need to worry about when you come into contact with these critters — … Read More

Wasps/Bees By Your Pool? Here’s How To Keep Them Away

Wasps/Bees By Your Pool? Here’s How To Keep Them Away

During a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than jumping into your pool to cool off. However, this might not be as easy to do if you have bees and wasps swarming your pool area. These insects can be a nuisance, for sure, but apart from that, they can be … Read More

How To Get Rid of Spiders In Your Home and KEEP Them Out

How To Get Rid of Spiders In Your Home and Keep Them Out

If you suddenly see spiders and spider webs in your house, don’t panic! Most types of spiders are harmless; they’re afraid of humans and will only bite in self-defense. However, the presence of spiders in your home could indicate a more significant pest problem, and they could still pose a … Read More